Tuesday, December 28, 2010

valentine favors paper mailboxes plus instructions

I decided to start on valentine favors for my granddaughters preschool class. so I came up
with these paper mailboxes which I am going to fill with candy kisses later. to start cut a retangle 5 by 10
as you see here i have marked it to round off for the end of mailbox this will be the bottom and back of mailbox I cut some of the bottom off so it will measure 8 and a half long

clip all around the rounded end so you can turn in.

fold on sides and the slits and fold a crease

take your 5 by 10 retangle and glue to your base it will look like this

this is what back looks like glued

now for mailbox lid cut 5 and a half and round off like before

fold a crease and bottom and cut out on ends like above

now glue to bottom of mailbox

now close and cut around to make a neater and tighter look this is what it looks like before cut

now to keep closed I cut strip of paper glued to top and strip for mailbox to go though strip

here is a finished one I did. for flag I used doodle charm cut 6in and bug is from create a critter cut at 3 and a half inched These are super easy I made 17 of them. I plan on putting kisses in them and a little letter which will say heres a special delivery
just for you, luv bug kisses! happy valentines day. I know how some of you like to make
things for your children for school I thought I would give you plenty of time to use this if you want. cheaper than the ones at target. ha

heres the side look

heres the envelopes I made cut at 3in doodle charm lips are from indie art cut 1 and a half
embossed with heart folder

here is the back with the little letter about luv bug kisses

heres a few I made out of different color papers not one is the same you can make one mailbox with one sheet of 12 by 12 paper


  1. Hi Rhonda, These mailboxes are so darn CUTE!!!! Love them!!

  2. These turned out so cute!!! Thanks for the picture tutorial!

  3. OH MY WORD!!!! Those are simply adorable!!!!!!!! So cute, TFS Rhonda!!! :)

  4. These are very cute. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

  5. These are sooo cute. I just love them. What a fabulous gift. I think it would be so cute to make one for my daughter for her room, and then I could put little notes in it for her. Thanks for the great tutorial.:) Hope you are well.


  6. Thanks so much for the step by step, I so need that. These are just so darn cute! I love them. What a great idea and I am sure the kids will love them too!! You have been busy!!

  7. Oh wow these are absolutely adorable.

  8. Rhonda....your mailboxes are soooo stinkin' cute! I love them and I think the kiddos will too.

  9. These are so cute !!! They will love them.
    Thank you so much for the tut :)

  10. Hi, Rhonda!!! This little box is adorable (and I love boxes!)!!! And thanks for the instructions -- I know I'll be doing several of these!

    My friend, I love your new look! I tried to visit Monday evening but several blogs I went to would just hang -- I don't know what was going on!

    Anyway, missed you and glad to be back to see all your wonderful creations!!!

  11. Love the little letter on the inside! The kiddies are going to love these!

  12. Those are terrific!! You make it look so easy-I'm almost tempted to try it. Almost LOL!

  13. Super adorable. Happy New Year to ya! :)

  14. These are the cutest mailboxes....The kiddies are going to love them! Happy New Year Rhonda!

  15. Wow Rhonda! These mailboxes are adorable1 I gotta try this. I wanted the Valentines solution cartridge just because it has a mailbox, but I resisted the temptation. I'll try this though! TFS! Great job! I'm your newest follower. Happy New Year!

  16. These are AMAZING!! Wow!! Thanks for all the instructions too. My favourite part are the little flags at the side. What a great touch!

  17. Rhonda you always amaze me! LOVE these!